Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lampworking Frit

These magnificent little lids are filled with glass frit.  I use this frit when I make beads and headpins with the torch.  Frit is crushed up glass that can be used to decorate beads.  The glass has to be very hot (almost dripping), then you roll the bead in the frit, and melt it in.  I like to keep tons of colors all over the workspace so I have choices.  I really don't think it is possible to have too much frit.

Here is an example of pretty leaf headpins that my 14 year-old daughter, Victoria, made.  She has become quite the lampwork artist.  We have lots more available in our Etsy shop.

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